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RE: Opinions on lightweight portable inverter/generators

Numerous Campgrounds, and even National Parks, are getting real testy on Generator noise. I just saw that Yellowstone National Park has LIMITED Generators from 8am until 8pm in Seven parks (Bay Bridge, Canyon, Fishing Bridge, Grant Village, Madison, Mammoth and Norris). There is a noise limit of 60 decibels. I know just ONE Genny that can operate under load at that noise level. Check out the dBA Chart at 100% Load
NVR2L82AV8 06/15/21 01:49pm Truck Campers
RE: About to leave, truck batteries are dead question

Yep, it's your truck. As a 6.0 Ford PowerStroke owner I'll add some things to ponder (not from experience--sarcasm). If you rely on your Trucks alternator to "charge" your Camper batteries you should definitely think about a bigger alternator than stock or OEM. I replaced my OEM alternator five years ago and all my truck electrical issues vanished -- full stop. Since I had plenty of "amperage" available I even added a 6AWG line to charge my batteries separately---I could have never done that with an OEM Alternator. My Leece Neville 230 AMP alternator will charge at idle--you're OEM will struggle if not provide zero charging capability. Go on-line and invest in a 230AMP alternator - Trust me, You will kick yourself for not doing it a long time ago. I'd also offer that you need to replace your truck batteries as a pair. Since they are below 12.6V I'd charge them up. I've bought new batteries before and had one go bad - not uncommon. Take your new batteries back to the place you bought them and have them do a "Load" test. You'll know immediately if you have a bad battery and they should replace it for free if you are still in the warranty period. Another word of caution. Just because your Truck battery gets a jump to start does not mean it'll charge. An alternator requires V to excite the alternator. Generators do not. Lots of folks learn this the hard way. If you can afford it get AGMs for the diesel. Here's a link to a 230AMP. You can search on-line for the best prices. Be advised Leece Neville's are produced in the US. So, there are Chineeesm Knockoffs (go figure). Buy from a reputable dealer. Leece Neville 230 AMP
NVR2L82AV8 06/05/21 11:45am Truck Campers
RE: Inverter installation in my AF992

Looking good!
NVR2L82AV8 05/21/21 08:09am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Installed my shunt for the battery monitor. Its below the sink behind the floor storage wall next to the Hot water tank (the wood strips on the floor is where the sink compartment wall mount). https://i.imgur.com/Ox5qHr9l.jpg I crimped the copper lugs on with my hydraulic crimper, heat shrinked the connection then added a silicone boot and secured it in place. https://i.imgur.com/xfNF3xFl.jpg It was a perfect spot - right at the bend from the main 2AWG NEG Battery cable as it ascends into the basement power center in the Artic Fox 990. The extra lug on the "load" side is my 6AWG cable going to my DC-DC charger. https://i.imgur.com/JSbE5Q7l.jpg
NVR2L82AV8 05/21/21 08:02am Truck Campers
RE: Ship truck and camper to Hawaii

Used these guys to ship my SUV when I moved to Hawaii. The price wasn't bad and overall it was a painless experience. Good luck. https://www.matson.com/ship-your-car-with-matson-2.html
NVR2L82AV8 04/10/21 04:05pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Closed all the vents and put in the 110V automatic temp heater to keep the interior warm during the cold evening temps.
NVR2L82AV8 12/06/20 07:53pm Truck Campers
RE: New Host Mammoth

Very cool! Congratulations. Give us report after you take it out on the first trip.
NVR2L82AV8 09/06/20 07:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Our New Camper

Looks sharp! So, what are your first impressions on the new digs? Layout, accessories, fit and finish, quality of material etc., cooling/heating, and overall comfort. Just curious as I see these are getting more popular all the time. I think Mellow Mike at TCM (TruckCamperadventure) just picked one recently as well. Interestingly, unlike Artic Fox and Lance, Bundutec is manufactured in Iowa - shorter distance to the East Coast market for sure.
NVR2L82AV8 08/28/20 08:01am Truck Campers
What did you do to your Camper Today?

After a good washing yesterday I got up early (while the camper is in the shade and the temp has not exceeded 100--yet) to put a good coat of Meguiar's Marine/RV one step Cleaner Wax on. I'm a huge fan of Aerospace 303 and use that in-between full waxes. I think it has made a huge difference in keeping the gel coat shiny. Here's a pic of my nose cap half waxed and half not waxed. Where its parked during non-use the Nose Cap and roof gets the most sunlight. https://i.imgur.com/grHHD1Zl.jpg height=480 width=620 I was pleased with the contamination that came off the gel coat. I still have some strong bug marks but overall it looks great - all finished and polished! The decals are showing their age! In the heat of the hot summers I get small ripples at the top of the cap. Anyone seen that before? https://i.imgur.com/cDQYAVhl.jpg height=480 width=620
NVR2L82AV8 08/14/20 02:09pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Time to move this one back up---always good info for folks maintaining their rigs.... Took out old DashBoss and put in the new DashBoss Blue. I use it to monitor the F350 6.0 performance. I've been using it since 2104--been real happy with it. DashBoss Here's a pic of what it presents on my iPad through their DashBoss APP.https://i.imgur.com/Z0NcLx8l.jpg height=480 width=480
NVR2L82AV8 08/14/20 01:35pm Truck Campers
RE: OEM AF Stereo replacement--MB Quart RVDVD2.0 & A/B Switch

How much power does it use when it's turned off? The factory unit in our new Northstar is a Pioneer DEH something with bluetooth (great!), cd player, etc. Sounds great, works great. BUT - it draws .2-.3 amps when turned off. Over time, that's a significant drain on the batteries. As I have lithium batteries, I don't like to leave them plugged in and charging all the time. AND - if I turn off the battery disconnect, when the batteries are reconnected, the stupid stereo lost it's memory, and goes into "Demo Mode", with flashing lights, scrolling information, clock at 12:00, default speaker fader settings, default bass, treble, etc. Takes about 15 minutes to get it all reset again. If anyone has info on a stereo that doesn't draw power when turned off, or retains it's settings when disconnected from the battery, PLEASE let me know Scott Scott, I wish I had saw this before I buttoned everything up or I would have checked the "sleep" power consumption. Now you have me wondering....might be a task to conduct this fall after the summer Vegas heat goes away!
NVR2L82AV8 08/02/20 04:40pm Truck Campers
RE: After 25 years the water heater - UPDATE page 5

Good chance that rod was never replaced. If you are going to the trouble of installing a new one and install an inside switch, you might as well get a propane and electric water heater so you can save on propane when you have electric hookups. Or use on both gas and electric at the same time when you need a faster recovery rate. Yep, get the 6 Gallon Surburban SW6DE (remote ignition) Propane or 110V operation. No brainer!
NVR2L82AV8 07/20/20 02:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Portable grill/stove

Just a head up for anyone out looking to get a Blackstone 17" griddle and SAVE $30. I found it currently On-Sale at Target for $79.99 Plus Tax (shipping FREE). Griddle ON SALE at Target These are on Amazon, E-Bay, and Walmart for $109. https://i.imgur.com/AUA4y0Yl.jpg
NVR2L82AV8 06/29/20 07:44am Truck Campers
RE: How to fix an Arctic Fox slide

Nice, gives me a better idea of just how to get in there.. No easy way I suppose, but to tear up the floor, cut a hole and access from there. I'm specifically wanting to replace the 2 Rollers that fell out on the flow, A long, long, time Ago... Don't suppose AF has these and other pics posted on a website somewhere??? thanks.. Frank, did you ever get those rollers replaced? Where did you find the replacements/Part Numbers? Pics? Thanks Yes, had it done, RV repair in Prineville, OR but took a while. Got the parts from my dealer as his supplier kept sending wrong one... Expensive little buggers... some $80 each if I remember plus install costs.. Ok, Thanks. Thumbs up!
NVR2L82AV8 06/25/20 09:28pm Truck Campers
RE: How to fix an Arctic Fox slide

Nice, gives me a better idea of just how to get in there.. No easy way I suppose, but to tear up the floor, cut a hole and access from there. I'm specifically wanting to replace the 2 Rollers that fell out on the flow, A long, long, time Ago... Don't suppose AF has these and other pics posted on a website somewhere??? thanks.. Frank, did you ever get those rollers replaced? Where did you find the replacements/Part Numbers? Pics? Thanks
NVR2L82AV8 06/25/20 09:00pm Truck Campers
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